16. April 2016 · Comments Off on The IoT Isn’t About the Future, It’s Already Here · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

We are used to hearing about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will affect the future, promising to solve the biggest global crises, including food shortages, health epidemics and human safety. But what many people do not acknowledge is that, in a growing number of areas, IoT solutions are already in place and making a tangible difference. At this moment, an estimated 4.9 billion sensors are connected to the Internet, busy improving numerable areas of industry and human experience.

Source: The IoT Isn’t About the Future, It’s Already Here

05. September 2013 · Comments Off on Smart, flexible energy can help communities weather future storms · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Last week, the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force released a rebuilding strategy, which aims to rebuild communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in ways that are “better able to withstand future storms and other risks posed by climate change.”

From an energy perspective, the main goal of these recommendations is to make the electrical grid smarter and more flexible. This effort would minimize power outages and fuel shortages in the event of similar emergency situations in the future.

via Smart, flexible energy can help communities weather future storms | GreenBiz.com.

02. August 2013 · Comments Off on Britain turns to DR and distributed generation to solve its power woes · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Faced with likely power shortages for 2014 to 2016, Britain is turning to demand response and distributed generation. Forecasts claim the country’s generating reserve could fall to just 4%, putting half of all customers at risk of disconnection. Additional capacity is needed to cope with contingencies such as the unexpected unavailability of a major power station or a burst of cold weather.

via Smart Grid: Britain turns to DR and distributed generation to solve its power woes.

17. January 2013 · Comments Off on DOE plunks $120 million into rare earths research hub · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Citing concerns over domestic shortages of rare earths and other materials critical to U.S. energy security, the Department of Energy is creating a research team led by Iowa’s Ames Laboratory to develop solutions.

via Smart Grid: DOE plunks $120 million into rare earths research hub.

17. October 2012 · Comments Off on Can a Smart Grid Help India? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It is no secret that the crux of India’s power problems lies in supply shortages.

Power plants, many of them aging and many of them fueled by coal, cannot keep up with the country’s upwardly mobile population. Even with soaring demand for air conditioning and televisions, nearly a third of the country’s 1.2-billion-strong population lives without power.

via Can a Smart Grid Help India? : Greentech Media.